Korean Series

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The Korean Series is the championship series of the Korea Baseball Organization. It has been held since the KBO's first season in 1982 and is the final series of the post-season play-offs. From 2005, the winner of the Korean Series goes on to play in the Asia Series.

The teams finishing in third and fourth place in the regular season face each other in the first round of the play-offs. The winner of the first round faces the team that finished in second place during the regular season, and the winner of that round faces the team that finished in first place for the championship in the Korean Series.

Korean Series Winners[edit]

*Note: W indicates a Win for the eventual Korean Series champions, T indicates a tie, and L indicates a loss. Games in the KBO have a limit to the number of extra innings and/or time that could be played before being officially declared a tied game (except in 2008 when this rule was removed). When post-season games were declared tied, they had to be replayed.

Year Winning Team Result Games Losing Team Most Valuable Player
1982 OB Bears 4 – 1 – 1 T-L-W-W-W-W Samsung Lions Kim Yu-Dong (OB-OF)
1983 Haitai Tigers 4 – 0 – 1 W-W-W-T-W MBC Blue Dragons Kim Bong-Yeon (Haitai-IF)
1984 Lotte Giants 4 – 3 – 0 W-L-W-L-L-W-W Samsung Lions Yu Du-Yeol (Lotte-OF)
1985 Samsung Lions No series played, the Lions win the title outright with a record of 77-32-1 (.706)
1986 Haitai Tigers 4 – 1 – 0 W-L-W-W-W Samsung Lions Kim Jeong-Su (Haitai-P)
1987 Haitai Tigers 4 – 0 – 0 W-W-W-W Samsung Lions Kim Jun-Hwan (Haitai-OF)
1988 Haitai Tigers 4 – 2 – 0 W-W-W-L-L-W Binggrae Eagles Mun Hui-Su (Haitai-P)
1989 Haitai Tigers 4 – 1 – 0 L-W-W-W-W Binggrae Eagles Park Cheol-U (Haitai-IF)
1990 LG Twins 4 – 0 – 0 W-W-W-W Samsung Lions Kim Yong-Su (LG-P)
1991 Haitai Tigers 4 – 0 – 0 W-W-W-W Binggrae Eagles Jang Chae-Geun (Haitai-C)
1992 Lotte Giants 4 – 1 – 0 W-W-L-W-W Binggrae Eagles Park Dong-Hui (Lotte-P)
1993 Haitai Tigers 4 – 2 – 1 W-L-T-L-W-W-W Samsung Lions Lee Jong-beom (Haitai-IF)
1994 LG Twins 4 – 0 – 0 W-W-W-W Taepyungyang Dolphins Kim Yong-Su (LG-P)
1995 OB Bears 4 – 3 – 0 L-W-W-L-L-W-W Lotte Giants Kim Min-Ho (OB-IF)
1996 Haitai Tigers 4 – 2 – 0 W-L-W-L-W-W Hyundai Unicorns Lee Gang-Cheol (Haitai-P)
1997 Haitai Tigers 4 – 1 – 0 W-L-W-W-W LG Twins Lee Jong-beom (Haitai-IF)
1998 Hyundai Unicorns 4 – 2 – 0 W-W-L-W-L-W LG Twins Chung Min-Tae (Hyundai-P)
1999 Hanwha Eagles 4 – 1 – 0 W-W-L-W-W Lotte Giants Koo Dae-Sung (Hanwha-P)
2000 Hyundai Unicorns 4 – 3 – 0 W-W-W-L-L-L-W Doosan Bears Tom Quinlan (Hyundai-3B)
2001 Doosan Bears 4 – 2 – 0 L-W-W-W-L-W Samsung Lions Tyrone Woods (Doosan-1B)
2002 Samsung Lions 4 – 2 – 0 W-L-W-W-L-W LG Twins Ma Hae-Yeong (Samsung-OF)
2003 Hyundai Unicorns 4 – 3 – 0 W-L-L-W-W-L-W SK Wyverns Chung Min-Tae (Hyundai-P)
2004 Hyundai Unicorns 4 – 2 – 3 W-T-L-T-W-L-T-W-W Samsung Lions Cho Yong-Joon (Hyundai-P)
2005 Samsung Lions 4 – 0 – 0 W-W-W-W Doosan Bears Oh Seung-Hwan (Samsung-P)
2006 Samsung Lions 4 – 1 – 1 W-L-W-W-T-W Hanwha Eagles Park Jin-Man (Samsung-SS)
2007 SK Wyverns 4 – 2 – 0 L-L-W-W-W-W Doosan Bears Kim Jae-Hyun (SK-OF)
2008 SK Wyverns 4 – 1 – 0 L-W-W-W-W Doosan Bears Choi Jeong (SK-3B)
2009 KIA Tigers 4 – 3 – 0 W-W-L-L-W-L-W SK Wyverns Na Ji-wan (KIA-LF)
2010 SK Wyverns 4 – 0 – 0 W-W-W-W Samsung Lions Park Jung-Kwon (SK-1B/RF)
2011 Samsung Lions 4 – 1 – 0 W-W-L-W-W SK Wyverns Oh Seung-Hwan (Samsung-P)
2012 Samsung Lions 4 – 2 – 0 W-W-L-L-W-W SK Wyverns Lee Seung-Yeop (Samsung-1B)
2013 Samsung Lions 4 – 3 – 0 L-L-W-L-W-W-W Doosan Bears Park Han-Yi (Samsung-RF)

Most Valuable Player Award[edit]

See: Korea Baseball Organization #Awards

See also[edit]